How to scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone (without app)

This tutorial will show you step by step how to scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone without using an extra app.

This tutorial works for all Samsung phones with Android 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11.

Scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone using the Camera app

Many modern Samsung smartphones have a QR code scanner built into the camera app, which means that you can open your phone's camera app, and point it to the QR code to scan and read it.

1. Open the camera app on your smartphone.

2. Point the camera to the QR code to scan and read it.

Scan and read a QR code on Android

3. If the QR code contains a link, then tap on it to open the link.

QR code with link

Scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone using the built-in Samsung Internet browser

1. Open the Samsung Internet web browser. This browser is pre-installed on every Samsung phone.

Samsung Internet web browser

2. Tap on the menu button (≡) located in the bottom right corner.

Samsung Internet web browser menu button

3. Tap on QR code scanner.

QR code scanner in Samsung Internet

4. Now you can scan and read the QR code with your phone.

Scan and read a QR code on a Samsung phone

5. If the QR code contains a link, then tap on it to open the link.

QR code with link

Scan and read QR codes on a Samsung phone with Android 10 and 11

1. Slide down the notifications/status bar completely until it almost takes up the full screen of your phone.

2. Tap on Scan QR code.

Samsung phone Scan QR code feature in Android 10

Note: If you don't see the “Scan QR code” option, then you need to slide down the notifications/status bar, and then swipe to the left.

3. Now you can scan and read the QR code with your phone.

Scan and read a QR code on a Samsung phone with Android 10

4. If the QR code contains a link, then tap on it to open the link.

QR code with link

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